Isaac Pastor-Chermak is a cellist, conductor, and teacher. Educated at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Idaho, he performs and conducts a repertoire spanning 500 years on instruments ranging from baroque cello, violoncello piccolo and viola da gamba to the most experimental electronic instruments.
Pastor-Chermak currently performs with the New World Symphony (Miami), the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the West Virginia Symphony (Charleston).
In addition to his duties as an orchestral cellist, Pastor-Chermak maintains a vigorous performing schedule of solo, chamber music, conducting and teaching engagements throughout the United States and abroad. His students regularly take top prizes in regional competitions.
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